Here is a list of things I love. They're presented in no particular order, and they are all things I love to go back and reread or rewatch every few months.
by Michael McWatters — why do we build trains instead of buses?
by Bob Black — why do we work, and can we work a lot less?
by Jay Porter – tipping reinforces extant power structures. The other parts are good, but part 5 takes the cake.
by Deborah Tannen – how society limits womens’s choices in presentation.
by Paul Ford – a beautiful piece about the sneaky and interesting ways that Paul likes to polite.
by Caroline Chen — a complex proof of the ABC conjecture showed up on the Internet, and no one can determine whether it’s right or not.
by Mike Hoye — why programmers zero-index, and what it says about the mindset of programmers.
by Bryan Helmkamp - a very formative blog post for me, and also inspired my 8 Patterns to Help You Destroy Massive View Controller.
by James Golick — another formative blog post, this one describes breaking out objects to do stuff.
by Scott Alexander — how social structures are emergent, and why they treat humans worse than they should.
by eevee — describing in detail exactly what we mean when we say PHP is bad.
by Juan Lulkin — good ways to think about technical debt, and how to make sure it doesn’t consume you.
by Amanda Marcotte — a great theory about Kanye West and the things that plagued his career.
by David H. Freedman — Medical Science isn’t as rigorous as it really should be.
by Alan Bellows — a fascinating article about programmable hardware and evolutionary techniques.
by Mariah Blake — just one part of the tremendously expensive medical complex in this country.
by Matt Roth — bound to make some folks uncomfortable, this great article describes the fascist roots of Disney’s stories.
by Terry Bisson — A great science fiction short story.
by Maciej Cegłowski — There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your 201 class.
by China Miéville — Iron Man re-imagined as a worker’s hero instead of a capitalist hero.
by Sam Hughes — How you might model marriage in a database
by Andrew Wonder — An underground expedition of the tunnels of New York City. 28 minutes.
by Mike Rowe — How we can be wrong about the world around us, and what realization looks like. 21 minutes.